Enschede in History

Historical Events

  • 1862-05-07 Much of Enschede, Netherlands, destroyed by fire
  • 1902-01-13 Textile workers strike in Enschede, Netherlands (until 1st June)
  • 1910-06-01 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 1923-10-29 Textile strike against lower wages begins in Enschede, Netherlands
  • 1943-10-10 US bombers accidentally strike Enschede, Netherlands, causing 151 deaths
  • 1944-02-22 US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
  • 1945-04-01 Canadian troops free Doetinchem, Enschede, Borculo & Eibergen
  • 1965-07-01 FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 2000-05-13 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage
  • 2011-07-07 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
  • 2017-08-06 Women's Euro 2017: The Netherlands defeat Denmark 4-2 in Enschede, The Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • 1933-03-06 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)